Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi has embarked on a campaign to support local initiatives through its ‘Kilo of Kindness’ global charity campaign.
Launched by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in 2015, the highly successful initiative, which honours the United Nations International Day of Charity on 5 September, calls on guests to donate at least one kilo of food, clothing and educational supplies to disadvantaged communities around the world, with a focus on underprivileged youngsters.
This year more than 30 hotels across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are backing the campaign, which runs from 1-15 September.
Guests and visitors are invited to drop off at least one kilo of supplies at the hotel lobby during that period, which will then be distributed to Angels of Hope, a community-based organisation in Kenya’s slums of Kibera started in 2010 to support poor orphans and vulnerable children living with HIV/AIDS. Angels of Hope aims to achieve community development as well as eliminate hunger, homelessness and illiteracy.
Last year, 8,500 kilos of supplies were donated by guests of participating hotels – a figure Mövenpick hopes to surpass with its 2018 campaign. While each guest is encouraged to donate at least one ‘Kilo of Kindness’, all contributions will be gratefully received.
High-priority items include books, notebooks and stationery such as pens, pencils, rulers and erasers; canned food, soup, fruit, vegetables and concentrated milk; dry food like rice, beans, oats, pasta, cereals, flour, powdered milk, baby formula, tea and coffee; and clothing for adults and children.
For more information on participating hotels and the charities they are supporting, visit www.movenpick.com/akiloofkindness